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What GAO FoundUnder criteria for evaluating a tax credit design, both the performance-based and cost-based credits have advantages and disadvantages with neither design being unambiguously the better option based on current information.
The National Park Service (Park Service) in the Department of the Interior (Interior) annually receives hundreds of millions of dollars in donated funds, goods, and services to support its 391 parks and other sites.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that a potential gap between future needs and current spending for wastewater infrastructure of $150 billion to $400 billion could occur over the next decade.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance of Kentucky, Indiana, and Colorado in assessing and collecting civil penalties against coal mining operators who violated environmental standards.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on nationwide historic preservation activities, including its analyses of: (1) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) statistics of income data on qualified rehabilitation expenditures in 1982 and 1983; and (2) National Park Service (NPS) statistics...